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Chemical inventory and wastewater management for textiles and footwear

In this webinar, learn about the management of hazardous chemicals and wastewater in the apparel and footwear industry.

With over 40 categories and 15,000 different kinds of chemicals used in the textiles and footwear industry, it can be challenging to keep on top of the many processes involved, including dyeing, printing and finishing, while managing inventories safely and legally. More than 9.3 million tons of chemicals go into the supply every year, and more than 1.8 billion tons of wastewater is discharged.

As consumers demand more sustainable production models, businesses need to be proactive in response to chemical inventory and wastewater management issues.

This webinar explores hazardous chemical and wastewater management, allowing for a better understanding of source, control and compliance, and offering expert supply chain solutions.


  1. Background to sustainable chemical management
  2. ZDHC manufacturing restricted substances list (MRSL) 
  3. ZDHC wastewater guidelines
  4. Supply chain transparency and traceability
  5. Q&A

Who should attend?

This webinar will be of interest to brands, importers/vendors and manufacturers in the textile and footwear industry.


Daniel Zhao
SGS C&P, Softlines Service
Project Manager at Global Technical Innovation Department

Daniel’s expertise is in the development and implementation of innovative sustainability and chemical management (SCM) solutions and projects in the global textile and footwear supply chain. He is familiar with major international regulations (e.g. REACH, CPSIA) and standards (e.g. GHS, bluesign, ZDHC, Higg Index, Carbon Footprint and LCA, PPE etc.)
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